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Jul 20, 2012 9:00pm EDT
was the most terrifying thing i've ever seen. >> our suspect's name is james eagan holmes. within roughly one minute to a minute and a half, police officers apprehended mr. holmes in the back of the theater. we are confident that he ancted alone. >> such evil is senseless. it is beyond reason. >> it is an absolute horror for all of those people who were in those theaters, and their families. our hearts go out to them. >> a dark night that will never be forgotten, and the search for answers to the tragedy in colorado. good evening. i'm ann curry here in aurora, colorado. a community reeling from that deadly shooting overnight in the theater just behind me. here are the latest numbers from police. 12 people were killed. 59 people were wounded. some of them remain in critical condition at this hour. we begin tonight with the very latest. tonight, it is not just aurora, colorado, in stunned disbelief, it is an entire nation. nearly 18 1/2 hours after the deadly rampage at this multiplex in suburban denver, police here are still trying to make some sense of a senseless act of violence.
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Jul 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the alleged shooter, james holmes, asks how could he do such a thing? and as they search for clues in one of the nation's worse ever mass shootings, authorities are carefully trying to enter his booby-trapped apartment today, saturday, july 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this saturday morning. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie here in aurora, colorado. lester is on assignment this morning in london, and jenna wolfe is back in studeio 1a in new york. jenna, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to you. it's now been 24 hours since the shooting. can you tell us a little bit about what the mood is like over there? >> jenna, this is a town that is in a shared heartbreak right now. people will just so stunned that another mass shooting could happen in the denver area, of course, 13 years after the shooting at nearby columbine high school, which is only about 50 miles from where we are right now. we want to bring you up to date on what we know this morning. 12 people have been killed, 58 injured
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Jul 20, 2012 6:30pm EDT
a san diego native to start off with. james eagan holmes. he arrived apparently according to police after much planning. he was suited out from head to toe in tactical gear, carrying multiple weapons. imagine this. inside this state-of-the-art theater, this premiere movie, so many of the people in that theater had no other way of knowing that this wasn't somehow part of the presentation until it was clear the gas canister he fired off was real to suppress the crowd and the rounds coming from his weapons were real. our team is here assembled to cover this story. let's begin with what happened with nbc's miguel almaguer. >> 315 and 314 for a shooting at century theaters. >> reporter: the emergency calls flooded in as hundreds rushed out. >> i have people running out of the theater that have been shot. >> reporter: the victims soaked in blood, some carried out by family and friends. police say the gunman, 24-year-old neuro science graduate student james holmes wore body armor and was armed with an assault rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun and two glock hand guns. minutes into the batman movie
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Jul 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. meantime, 24-year-old james holmes remains jailed in isolation in colorado while families of the 12 people he is areused of killing ou planning a funeral and memorial services. prosecutors are building their case against him. the latest from our aurora, colorado. >> this makeshift memorial near the theater is drawing people, many who did not know the but still feel the loss. >> it becomes really real. >> among the visitors, the stars of the "batman" movie, christian bale. also spent time with survivors and first responders. >> he was there to show his support and show that people cared. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions? >> james holmes will undergo psychological evaluations during the month-long investigation. prosecutors will also look records at the medical school where he was a ph.d. student an interview family and friends. officials were back at the theater collecting evidence in the apartment that he had booby trap with a device is meant to kill. safely removed, investigators hope to find more clues as to what led one man to cause so much destruction and heartach
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Jul 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to move on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. >> no parent should go through that. >> reporter: as families mourn survivors struggle to make sense of the blood shed. >> there was nowhere to hide cht. >> reporter: nothing prepared her for this. she lost her friend staff
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Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
on how kay katy holmes orchestrated her split from tom cruise. >>> nash find as home in hollywood, a wild daid in nhl free agency. and you thing you ate a lot of hot dogs yesterday? think again. you're watching "early today." 4 >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. a hughes report obtained by the "associated press" finds that countrywide got around the law and influenced members of congress. six current and former members of the house and senate who got discounted loans include both democrats and republicans. >>> in mexico election officials say they are recounting votes from more than half the ballot boxes used in the presidential election. inconsistencies were found in the vote tally. >>> palestinian officials have agreed to exhume the body of former president yasser arafat because of sbigs suspicions tha was poisoned. radioactive substances were found on his clothing following his death in 2004. >>> scientists in switzerland announced they've likely discovered the so-called god particle. colliding
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Jul 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
hanger, the real-life split of katie holmes and tom cruise. friends say there's a lot more at stake than a movie star breakup. a child's fate hangs in the balance. tonight, inside details about the divorce drama. here's josh menkowicz. >> reporter: he's the guy who climbed that super sonic speed to the top of the hollywood heap and stayed there. >> tom cruise kind of is the ultimate movie star on this planet. >> reporter: she's the sweet young thing who pulled off her own mission impossible and married the star who was her teenage crush. >> i'm more and more in love every day. and it's like, wow! a hollywood fairytale playing out in real life. and then, just as suddenly, the fairytale was over. >> big news out of hollywood tonight. celebrity couple tom cruise and katie holmes are splitting up. >> reporter: katie holmes' bombshell, that she'd filed for divorce from tom cruise after five years of marriage, caught everyone off guard. including, apparently, her movie star husband. >> katie holmes behavior is as though she were escaping from alcatraz, from an open prison. >> reporter: th
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
mass murders in american history for the first time this morning. >> james holmes will make his first court appearance. we have team coverage this morning beginning in aurora, colorado. >> more than 10,000 people gathered to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us and helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl. a navy saiilor. an air force reservist. two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives were cut short. the president talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as representative of the entire country and let them know that we're thinking about them at this moment and we will continue to think about them each and every day. >> the suspect, james holmes, today will be advised of his rights. the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. this is the start of a legal process that will take months. >> we will convict him, yes. >> at issue is whether the death penalty wil
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Jul 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
and katie holmes at odds just days after she filed for divorce. why did she do it in new york? is she worried she's being followed? did scientology play a role in the split? we'll have new details. >>> elation and heartbreak, the u.s. olympic team rounding out its members with an exciting weekend of gymnastic, swimming and track and field trials. and there will be more drama for a spot in london, an unprecedented runoff today, july a spot in london, an unprecedented runoff today, july 2nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. natalie, look at some of these weekend temperatures. 108 in memphis, 107 in birmingham, 113 in columbia, south carolina. it just keeps going. the commute is shaping up to be a trying one for millions of people in the storm battled mid-atlantic. >> a lot of people suffering. a lot saying it could take emergency crews to restore power for 2 people who have been
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Jul 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
from a great white shark. >> katie holmes's new role as a single mom and the big decision she just made for suri. that's after your local news. stronger. believe. happier. healthier. i believe weight watchers made me more powerful. it's time to believe again. stand up and take charge. i believe if you want to change your life, you can. ♪ believe in yourself [ female announcer ] weight watchers -- rated number one best plan for weight loss by u.s. news and world report, again. [ jennifer ] join for $1. weight watchers. believe. because it works. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. emergency crews will resume their search for a missing boater in aberdeen. she went missing around 8:30 after a boating accident. crews searched the waters of the bay least two hours. the search will resume under the u.s. coast guard. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> delays and one accident of note, reisterstown road and gorman ave. marriottsville to its 29, a bit slow. white marsh to the beltway, and once you get on to the beltway, tapping th
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Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
able to get into the booby trapped apartment of the suspect james holmes. the investigation is pressing forward on all cylinders. local police helped by teches from the fbi and atf are pouring over the physical and documentary evidence, they continue to interview known associates of the suspect and have been in contact with 80 who called the tipline. we don't yet know the why. part of the james holmes mystery is coming clear of a clean cut middle class kid everyone called jimmy changed into a sullen 24-year-old man with dyed hair who police say was seen fitting a scope through an assault rifle in a local gun shop three weeks ago. william mckie was in the store. >> i had a weird feeling he was just a guy shouldn't be buying that type of gun. he had a kind of weird aura about him, i guess. >> reporter: bomb technicians found his apartment was booby trapped as he reportedly warned it was and used a controlled detonation to defeat the trip wires and incendiary devices that could have killed anyone entering. now, fbi agents could go in, photographing and collecting evidence and truc
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Jul 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
on her forehead. >>> katie holmes enrolled suri in an all-girls catholic school for girls. and then suri fell in love with a dog in a pet store and katie holmes had to say no. and then you see suri bursting into tears but she couldn't have that puppy. i was a lot like that. >> you can't take your kids to the puppy store. >> you have to steer clear of pet stores. i'm still like that every time i go into one. >> you want to grab a whole bunch. >> you have to remove me. >> they're yanked from their mothers, little puppies by themselves. >> do you have i puppy? >> not right now. taking a break. >> you can babysit mine. >>> this comes from channel 2 news in anchorage, alaska, the long-time mayor took power away from the people but they think he's purrfecf for this job. a cat has earned the top spot, winning a write-in vote in a town with less than 900 residents. he's remained one cool cat who made it in politics without having to claw his way to the top. >>> i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-bre
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Jul 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
lawyers revealing, james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist, even as police say he was plotting to commit mass murder. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: one after the other, the victims shot dead for the simple reason that they chose to see a movie have been laid to rest. rebecca, a local mother of two in her own home town. >> rebecca was full of life and light. >> reporter: matt mcquinn buried in ohio. john layer more in illinois. >> my heart is breaking and i will miss him. >> reporter: a.j. remembered in aurora. jonathan to be buried. jessica brought home to san antonio. >> you don't know how long you have here. >> reporter: for the 58 victims who were shot but survived, including steven barton now back home in connecticut, these are days spent healing. >> i was holding on to my neck to staunch the bleeding. >> reporter: and reflecting on what brought them to this theater at just the wrong time. a theater whose owners are now offering to pay funeral expenses for those killed. for barton and boyhood pals, it was a bicycle trip to discover america. 3,000 miles so fa
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
latest batman movie. holmes rigged his apartment with explosives and chemicals designed to kill ever entered a it. >> a plume of black smoke as tactical teams detonate explosives pulled from james holmes apartmentthose bombs and to the pain and frustration and chief tourora's police is boiling point. >> we are angry. as happened to these wonderful people and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> with the explosive bond and fbi evidence response teams scouring the apartment looking for any clues that could help them understand how and why this happened. ♪ >> i once was lost ♪ >> answer that so many are searching for as well as they suffer through their loss and try to piece together what comes next. >> this violence has to stop. >> of memorial is growing, honoring the injured and fallen. he celebrating his 27th birthday tomorrow. jessica was a budding sports caster. another just graduated from high school. another was a college student. tw servero as men were killed. -- two server is men were killed. >> a valued member of our team. an extremely dedicated sailo
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Jul 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
headlines are straight ahead. >>> they may have a prenup but katie holmes has a divorce vickstry of tom cruise. >>> the bronx cheer for a yankee slugger. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines today. russia promised not to sign new weapons contracts with syriaor deliver armed had been ordered. >>> government regulators say more than $200 million in customer funds appear to be missing from the accounts of u.s. futures broker pfg best. the company's founder tried to commit suicide outside its headquarters in cedar falls, iowa. >>> a federal judge tossed out cyclist lance armstrong's lawsuit aimed at moving ahead with charges that he used pornls enhancing drugs. >> an elaborate drug smuggling tunnel running more than 750 feet has been discovered under the border between mexico and arizona. the tunnel had electricity, ventilation, and even small cars to transport the drugs. >>> and when you make a mistake at work, how many people notice? well, in china, a work crew accidentally punched a h
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Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> police in colorado state james holmes concocted this scheme as the new batman movie played on the screen. some believed it was a stunt for the summer blockbuster. instead, the 24-year-old threw gas canisters and unloaded a barrage of bullets. 70 people fell victim to holmes's assault. james holmes's rain of terror is not over. his apartment is a booby trap and they are trying to figure out how to disarm all of the devices. the entire complex has been evacuated. we have team coverage tonight of the shooting inside of the theatre. jay grey as th -- has the latest. >> investigators and a shattered community continued to search for answers for the questions of how and why the massacre happened. and stickers could be hidden behind an intricate web of explosive that the suspect had in his apartment. more tonight about the fire storm unleashed inside this movie theater. >> it is an act that defies description. >> james holmes was draft -- dressed in full body armor when he burst through an exit door during the premier of the movie the "dark knight rises." >> he was going up the stairs an
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Jul 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
cash and be kinder to the environment while you do it. and we have new details on the katie holmes/tom cruise split. what role, if any, did scientology play and who will get custody of suri? >> plus, nouit's not just what eat but it can be how and when you eat that might be stalling your weight loss. first let's get a check on the news. let's go to tamron hall. >> good morning, everyone. an early morning anti-terror raid today near london's olympic park with british police using smoke grenades and stun guns. six people were arrested there. they say the raid was not linked to the olympics. and armed guards searched a bus after reports of a man on the bus exacting suspicious. they say that was not terror related. >> and temperatures above 100 expected from nebraska to virginia. the efforts to beat the heat and celebrate the 4th of july had tragic results wednesday, at least three children died after being electrocuted while swimming in lakes in missouri and tennessee. three others died when their yacht with 27 people on board capsized in new york's long island sound. and three more d
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Jul 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
to remember some of the friends he's lost. >> of course we've seen katie holmes out and about now tom cruise that come to visit with his daughter suri for the first time since his split with holmes. more on that story. >> let's begin with the alarming incident at the airport in utah where a murder suspect was able to steal a commercial airplane. nbc's miguel almaguer is in st. george. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the st. george airport is small. there's only about a dozen flights in and outfit here every day but this is where that pilot, who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend was found dead after a botched takeoff attempt. >> a skywest plane crashed into the parking lot around a bunch of vehicles. >> reporter: the skywest commuter jet, a popular plane, was forced out of the air tuesday. inside police discovered the body of murder suspect and skywest pilot brian hedglin. >> in the plane with an apparent self-inflicted head wound. >> reporter: overnight monday, detectives believe he used a rug to scare a barbed wire fence and walked up to the s
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Jul 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
holmes' courtship and marriage. >>> and terrifying plunge. an acrobat slips and falls while attempting a daring high wire walk. but don't worry, as bad as it looks, he's doing fine today. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the whole practice makes perfect doesn't apply when you're high wiring across large -- >> i was just saying that we don't have a net for what we do. >> which in many ways is exactly the same thing. >> the same thing. >> we're talking about the heat wave this morning. it's been brutal over the last couple of weeks, in some places even deadly, being blamed for 61 deaths. >> finally it is set to break in many places starting today. if you live out west, look out. we'll tell you more about that in a moment with the forecast. >>> then, is your computer a ticking time bomb? thousands of people might not be able to get on the internet starting tomorrow because of a virus lurking in the computers. coming up, we're going to tell you what you can do to
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Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
miguel almaguer in aurora. good morning to you. >> reporter: the suspect 24-year-old james holmes has been in solitary confinement since his arrest on friday. he'll be in the courthouse for the arraignment. police say he is the man responsible for the massacre and ripping apart the city. they gathered by the thousands, shed tears for the victims. >> we will remember you. we will other than you by celebrating life. >> reporter: candles were lit for the 58 who were injured. the names read of the 12 who died with a vow to never forget. >> this is our community. this is our city. you only find hope and peace here. >> reporter: sunday the president arrived in colorado meeting with the family of the victims, the president heard many firsthand accounts and then told the story of two young women he met, stephanie davies who helped save the life of her friend after she had been shot in the neck. >> stephanie, 21 years old, had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where she -- where allie had been wounded, apply pressure
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Jul 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
. history. police said 24-year-old james holmes kicked open the theater door, cost in smoke devices, and came in shooting. he was dressed in black, armed with an assault rifle and two blocked handguns. 10 were killed at the scene. two died later. steven burton was among the 58 injured. >> i thought there were fireworks. then i realized it was much more serious. people started screaming. >> at the moment, i started thinking knee and my kids are not going to die in here. we need to get out. all i could think was if i stand up, he will shoot. >> a few miles away, the suspect's apartment described as extensively booby trapped continues to be a focus of the investigation. with the help of a robot, officials are working on a plan to disarm what appears to the bottles, connected with wires and possibly in city eerie devices. the governor of colorado is struggling to understand why this happened. >> the country understands this is something we do not accept, we cannot explain, but we will not just let it happen to us. we will push back. >> a community in mourning, as the investigation enter
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
man accused of the worst mass murders in recent american history for the first time. >> james holmes will make his first appearance. we have the latest. >> more than 10,000 people gathered to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us in helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> a sunday vigil to help heal. 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old dead. two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. lives were cut short. the president talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as representative of the entire country and let them know that we're thinking about them at this moment and we will continue to think about them each and every day. >> the suspect, james holmes, today will be advised of his rights. this is the start of a legal process that will take months. >> we will convict him, yes. >> at issue is whether the death penalty will be chosen. evidence will include all was found inside the suspect's apartment. today the residents of the apartment building may be allowed to return. reporting from colorado. >> ci
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Jul 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
between tom cruise and katie holmes, also fighting back the tabloids about his home. the latest on that. >> a lot to get to. a lot of headlines to talk about as well. natalie at the news desk. >>> good morning. a scare on a flight to madrid. the flight returned to the airport. a straw with suspicious wires. they notified marshals. a woman had difficulty breathing as she pointed out a male passenger she thought was the last in the lavatory. they thought the female passenger might be part of the diversion. >> we have a lady that is on oxygen that the flight attendants want paramedic for but we think she's the one that is supposed to be the decoy that keeps looking at the gentleman that was playing with the device in the lavatories. so if sheets off the airplane with paramedics she has to have police. >>> the plane evacuated by bomb squad and fbi. no explosive device was found. the two passengers were questioned and released. >>> washington, d.c. police officer is on administrative duty after allegedly making threatening comments about first lady michelle obama. the officer worked as
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Jul 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
memorial services were held over the weekend for colorado shooting victims, suspect james holmes a way to a court hearing on monday. court documents show james holmes is treated by psychiatrists before the shooting. >> this weekend was filled with funeral and memorial services. suspect james holmes is scheduled to be formally charged in court monday but friends and families of the victim are still trying to come to grips with what happened. >> in moments of crisis, you do not have time to think. you only have time to react. >> a court document disclosed that james holmes's visited a psychiatrist before last week's attack. a package was seized during a search last week. a former denver prosecutor agrees with the decision. >> any communication between the defendant and the psychiatrists are protected. we do not know when the last time was he had any communications with her. we do not know the nature of those communications. those communications are protected. >> a psychologist weighed in on patient-doctor confidentiality. >> when a patient is a clear and imminent danger to a specific
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Jul 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
suspect james holmes sits in solitary confinement this morning, relatives of those killed in last friday's theater massacre have begun the grim task of planning their funerals with the first one being held today. nbc's jay gray reports from aurora. >> reporter: the focus on aurora today turned back to the suspect's apartment. prosecutors in james holmes' state appointed defenders getting their first look inside while back at the crime scene, a chain link fence went up around the theater, evidence teams continuing their search. as more seek for comfort in the wake of the tragedy. >> it's just a feeling of sadness and such loss. such loss for all the families. >> reporter: families like the teaves. >> he was probably one of the best sons any man could ever have, and i've been honored to know him. >> reporter: when the shooting started, 24-year-old alex teaves threw his mom and girlfriend to the door and died taking the bullets. >> got sent me an angel not just that night, but for three and a half years. he sent me an angel. >> reporter: emotions continue to spill over at makeshift m
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Jul 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
men's 200-meter butterfly. >>> in other news this morning, colorado shooting suspect james holmes is in court as prosecutors file formal charges against him. legal experts say holmes will not face additional charges after a pregnant woman wounded in the shooting suffered a miscarriage over the weekend. central to the case will likely be the case of whether or not holmes is sane. >>> republican presidential mitt romney arrives in poland on the final leg of his overseas trip. this weekend in israel he took a stand against iran saying the u.s. should support military action against iran. he's getting harsh criticism for his comments about jerusalem. >>> a woman who kidnapped an infant girl from a new york city hospital in 1987 then raised the child as her own faces sentencing today. prosecutors have recommended that ann pedway serve 10 to 12 1/2 years in prison. "the dark knight rises" won the weekend box office holding onto the top spot with $64 million. "ice age continental drift" came in second with $13 million and "the watch" came in third. a dozen thrill seekers got more than they
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Jul 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> also ahead, new information about the split between tom cruise and katie holmes. how she pulled off her exit and why cruise may be under enormous pressure to settle the case quickly. >>> we're also going to tell you about a risque outfit that is turning some heads, not for women and not really for teens. this is a onesie for babies featuring the outline of a woman in a bikini. does it go too far or do its critics just need to find a sense of humor? we are going to get to that debate as well. >>> all right, let's get started, though, with the nasty heat wave that's keeping a lot of the nation sweltering now. it's been going on for weeks. is there an end in sight? nbc's michelle franzen is in new york's central park this morning with the latest. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, lester. no end in sight, at least today here in new york city and along the east coast. many people here in central park getting a jump-start on their exercise before triple-digit temperatures are expected to move in today. here in central park, the heat index will feel even hotter w
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
2006 is giving us a glimpse of 24-year- old james holmes, the suspect in colorados movie theater mass shooting. >> coming into timbrel alignment with the effects. >> the video was shot in california, showing a then 18- year-old holmes giving a presentation as an intern at a summer camp. he is accused of shooting and killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others at a midnight showing of the new batman movie last friday morning. security video has been released of two separate incidents that prompted moviegoers to run for safety. in one incident, a man shot another man to the ground and punched a woman in the face after she poured a drink over him. in another incident, police say to women are fighting at a screening of the movie when someone apparently yelled something that prompted everyone in the theater to panic and run. two people were hurt and police have charged one person with us all. >> the effects of the drought are not confined to the midwest. >> it will be hitting your grocery store. >> i just think it is really scary. god forbid anything should happen to my daughter when s
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
holmes his rights. the accused mass murderer seemed dazed as family members of some of the victims sat nearby. >> he does look fairly demotic something like that. his eyes are kind of crazy looking. there's something wrong with that man. >> holmes recently dropped out of grant school. he spent thousands of dollars on weapons and ammunition and dressed up like a batman character and open fire on this theater. 10 were dead in the theater and two died later. among them were jessica. >> we were awakened by the most horrific scream i have ever heard in my life. >> the victims range in age from 6 to 51. there are many stories of heroism. her friend saved her life. they made it out alive. >> we were waiting there literally in the mouth of hell. literally from every aspect. i just remember opening my eyes and i was on the ground, blood everywhere, and i said, get up. >> there is no word about motive. an entire community is left to wonder what led to the killings and how this committee will recover. formal charges will, on monday. a decision on whether to seek the death how it will come lat
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
peaceful end. >>> settlement. tom cruise and katie holmes reach a divorce deal just 11 days after splitting up. how did it happen so fast? who gets custody of suri? what is the former couple now saying? we'll have new details. >>> and i freaked out. a teenager jumped from a chairlift at new jersey beach to escape an approaching storm. lucky for her she's only suffering from minor bruises today tuesday july 10th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. we're going to have much more on that tense hostage situation in france in just a couple minutes. meanwhile here at home the president is hitting the road today. >> that's right. he's headed to the battleground state of iowa to sell voters on his plan to push bush era tax rates to middle class families. mitt romney slammed the plan as something that would hurt small businesses and job creators. we'll have more on that. >>> imagine having a pr
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Jul 4, 2012 2:05am EDT
holmes is in the news. she stepped out. she had a little job yesterday. she had a guest appearance on "project runway." >> already scheduled. >> no one's seen her for the past four days. but she stepped out and the "new york post" is calling it "on guard." she's with a group of bodyguards. she looks happy. on her way to work. out with burly protection. some of the papers are reporting there are some scientology big wig withes who are following her around. but no one confirmed that. >> i don't know if this was necessary. they have her husband in a spacecraft hovering around. i guess an editorial comment. >> really quick. this is a picture of katie holmes without her wedding ring in the car. >> hopefully midblink. >> no one wants to be caught that way. >> i'm interested why she didn't get one of those suvs with all the windows darkened out. >> what else is going on in the world. this isn't such a great announcement in new york, but maybe around the world. he spoke out and came out that he was gay. >> it was not a secret at all to those of us who know him here in the city. we've come to
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Jul 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
holmes awaits charges after making his first court appearance on monday. holmes behavior in court attracted attention, his hair, eyes opening erratically. the prosecutor said she will consult with the families of the shooting victims to determine whether or not to pursue the death penalty. twelve people were killed in the massacre, 58 injured. >>> box office figures confirmed "the dark knight rises" earned $160 million, the best ever by a two-dimensional film. warner brothers said monday it will make a substantial contribution to charities supporting the victims. >>> sally ride, the first american woman in space, crew member on the space shuttle challenger died monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. ride was 61 years old. >>> the search is intensifying for two missing iowa cousins as investigators are reaching out to the public for clues. nbc's john yang has the latest now from evansdale, iowa. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. specifically investigators want to hear from anybody who was around this lake the day the girls disappeared. this mysterious abductio
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Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
24- year-old james holmes, earned his cache of guns on to the crowd. >> when the chaos in did, 12 people were dead, 59 injured. >> they appear to be of a high caliber. >> he had two high caliber pistols and an assault rifle. apparently surrendered without putting up a fight, warning officers that the movie theater was booby trapped with explosives. >> there were some incendiary elements. there were linked together with all kinds of wires. >> as the investigation continues at his apartment and the theater, his family in san diego has released a written statement which reads in part "our hearts go out to the families of those affected in this tragedy." people like jessica, an aspiring sportscaster who recently moved from san antonio, texas to denver. so many struggling to understand how and why. >> that tragedy is a reminder of a 2006 incident locally where a man was shot and killed. barry simms continues our live team coverage tonight. >> the same type of questions that were asked back then are being asked again now. as police in aurora, colorado investigate the mass killings, they
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Jul 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, james holmes, the unsettling sight of the man accused of one of the worst gun massacres in u.s. history. we're learning more about how he lived, where he lived and how it was he purchased an arsenal. we also learned that gun sales are spiking in colorado in the aftermath of this shooting. far to the east in washington today. the house of representatives stood still for a time. a moment of silence for the victims in colorado. one p member of congress from colorado said, since she's been in congress, there have been 23 moments of silence for various victims of gun silence. she asked how many more there need to be until something is done. we begin our reporting tonight with nbc's mike taibbi in centennial, colorado, good evening. >> reporter: it's happened in other cities where there have been horrible episodes of gun violence. gun sales and permit applications are soaring now. also today, some questions, how did james holmes pay for the arsenal police say he put together in the months before the massacre? >> is there anything can i do for you. >> reporter: at the rocky mountain g
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Jul 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
morning. >> good morning, matt. good morning. colorado shooting suspect james holmes returns to court today as prosecutors file formal charges against him. legal experts say holmes will not face additional charges after a pregnant woman injured in the shooting suffered a miscarriage over the weekend. central to the case will be whether or not holmes is sane. palestinian leaders are slamming mitt romney following his fund-raising visit to israel. romney sparked outrage by suggesting he would move the u.s. embassy in israel to jerusalem calling it israel's capital city. they say the comment is unacceptable. all four are located in tel aviv due to the continroversy about e status of jerusalem. today romney arrives in poland on the final leg of his trip. >>> a kent state university student has been arrested after tweeting he was going to, quote, shoot up his college campus. 19-year-old william caberna was arrested on sunday and charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing. he appears in court today. now to wall street at the new york city. good morning, kayla. >> good morning, nata
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
substantial amount in a victims' fund that has raised more than $2 million. james holmes is accused of killing one dozen people and yet -- wounding more on friday. a key part of the investigation centers around the apartment where he lived. investigators believed it was carefully orchestrated to maximize the strength and size of a potential blast. the massacre is highlighting the question of gun control just as the rules for getting a permit in maryland are changing. into been weeks, residents will be able to carry handguns -- in two weeks, residents will be able to carry handguns without a good and reasonable reason. >> the attorney general is fighting to keep the more stringent application process in place, demonstrating you have a good reason, because you handle large amounts of money for work, for example. >> every day i come in here and look back to the chair. it is weird to not having him there. >> he lost his boss and friend in an armed robbery in 2009. he wonders if he would have survived if the manager on duty had a gun. >> the people we do not have the guns already have th
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and weapons, like accused shooter james holmes did. >> we have to do something about it. this of the land of the free and people are afraid to go to the movies. >> president joe candidates have been reluctant to take on gun control as a major campaign issue and it appears that will hold true again. >> the other big story, penn state has been slammed with unprecedented series of penalties by the n.c.a.a. including its $60 million fine for its inaction when officials were alerted to child sexual abuse. this includes a four year ban on bowl games and a loss of 20 scholarships per year for four years. this stems from a child sex abuse scandal involving sandusky who was found guilty in june of sexually abusing young boys, sometimes on campus. this stopped short of imposing the so-called death penalty which would have shut down the program completely. >> that our goal is not to be just punitive but to make sure the university establishes an athletic culture and 9 cents in which football will never again be placed again and vindicating, nurturing, and protecting young people. >> they ha
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Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
her first career move since the split katie holmes is broadway bound. she is going to appear in the play "dead accounts." this fall. and this comes to us from wgrz channel 2 news in low, new york, where in near buy angola love conquers all even when it's all wet. a bride-to-be lost her ring out on the waters of lake erie. dudsens of friends searching with no luck but one of them happened to own an underwater metal detector. he had a feeling and reached down and made the find of a lifetime and now there's talk that he's going to be best man come wedding day. i bet he will. best man in so many ways. >> what if he like secret lid wanted to marry her and stole the ring purposely and happened to find it late sneer wow, that sounds like a ohio script. >> that would be a good movie, right? >> that would be a good movie. i'm lynn berry. this is your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> good morning. it's four minutes before 5:00. it's friday morning. we had quite a night last night with a lot of rain. some of you only got a half inch, some got an inch, some closer to two inch
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Jul 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
bombs pulled from james holmes' apartment, a place that is now the primary focus of an f.b.i. evidence response team searching for any clue that may help them figure out how and why it happened. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> theaters from coast to coast have stepped up security and millions of americans did go to the movies yesterday unwilling to let one senseless act to keep them home. ron allen has more. >> with heavy security at some theaters across the country, moviegoers are thinking about what happened in colorado while going to see "the dark knight rises." >> you know, i weep for all the families and friends who have lost people but i don't think it should scare people off from going to the movies. >> however, the filmmakers aren't boasting about what's number one at the box office this weekend, warner brothers, the dark knight's distribute or and at lease five other big studios are breaking decades of tradition and staying quiet for now. >> when a tragedy like this happens, that trumps everything and they have to take a step back and say we don't want to sit there and
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
problems. this is one of the worst shootings in u.s. history. james holmes killed 12 people and hurt dozens more. some democrats in congress are calling for some stricter gun- control laws, leaders say it is not going to happen this election year. the debate does not seem to be going anywhere. >> it sounds like they were holding off on the discussion for awhile. >> it seems a little politically risky. it is not as though this is something coming up for debate in congress. it has the potential to alienate some potential voters. a little bit of a risky move. there has been talked about it giving the shootings in colorado. >> thank you. >> 69 degrees on tv hill. drivers no longer think bigger is better when it comes to the size of their cars. >> back-to-school shopping. it is getting more expensive. the pricey items your kids might need. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. so far so good on the beltway. we have a problem on 95 in howard county. howard county. after allegra, she's back catching fireflies. effective, long-lasting, non-drowsy relief. after children's allegr
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
forecast for us. also ahead, are tom cruise and katie holmes on the verge of reaching a settlement? we will have details on their split. how is the star debater super bowl at doing just three weeks after open heart surgery? he will tell us live in this studio. we get set to welcome her to her new role as co-anchored. we get started on a monday morning right here on "today." >> coming up, we will hear some of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. ♪ oh yeah, this is what a weekend getaway should feel like. and does. if you're here that is. feel the fun. feel the hamptonality. clacks time for some of your answers to our water cooler question. >> this morning we asked if an app that helped you listen to players on the field could be enough to get you to buy a ticket to an nfl game. >> so what took the nfl so long to offer this app? i will be staying home. >> i love my ravens, but because of the cold, i will never attend a game after november. if there is an app to deal with that, count me in. i agree. it is more comfortable in your living room, right? >> good idea. >> exa
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Jul 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
to you, matt. good morning, everyone. colorado shooting suspect james holmes could face the death penalty if convicted. on monday, the 24-year-old was formally charged with 142 counts, including two first-degree murder charges for each of the 12 people killed in the july 20th massacre. legal experts say the multiple charges per victim give the state a backup plan for sentencing if, for example, holmes' defense team argues that he was too mentally disturbed to be held accountable. >>> republican presidential hopeful mitt romney is in poland today, but he is still fe feelinging the heat from his trip to israel. nbc's peter alexander has the latest now from warsaw. good day to you, peter. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. mitt romney, after accidentally offensive ending the brits then angering palestinians, just finished a foreign policy speech in poland where he tried to project the image of a leader who is ready for the big stage. with a solemn visit to poland's tomb of the unknown soldier and a meeting with the country's president -- >> friendship between our nations is o
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Jul 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> tonight on "rock center" -- breaking away. katie holmes may have managed a swift exit from the orbit of scientology, but former insiders tell kate snow that when some members try to leave the church can play rough. >> we had a whole drill that involved up to two dozen people to hunt down and find the person, confront them, and persuade them to return. >> reporter: he's a former senior scientologist who claims the church uses extreme measures against people like him. >> come on, marty. do you have anything to say? >> this sounds like movie stuff. i'm sorry, marty, this sounds too complicated to believe. >> i mean, i don't know what to tell you. can you handle the truth? >>> also tonight, richard engel with a view we have never seen before of the uprising inside syria. he made the trip with a rebel commander fighting to liberate his hometown. >> it's 4:00 a.m. and ali baklan is saying good-bye to his parents, possibly for the last time. he's on the front line of a surprising new syria few outsiders have glimpsed. he says, "the regime controls only where it keeps its tanks. that's
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
say the reason behind the time crews-katie holmes -- tom cruise-katie holmes split. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. es >> some celebrity couples. dwin is married again. the guests included his daughter and his brother stephen and his co-star, tina few. they began dating last year. >> the news has not been as happy for tom cruise. katie holmes filed for divorce. wanted to raise her daughter away from the influence of scientology. tom cruise has yet to comment on the divorce. >> 6:42. 70 degrees on tv hill. >> we will check the major roadways. it is a busy morning. >> we did have some thunderstorms last night. will check the forecast [ mom ] to me, chex is not just a little bowl of cereal, it's kind of a big deal. to find nutritious and gluten-free cereals my whole family actually loves? well, the word "wow" comes to mind. and then a friend told me chex has five flavors that are gluten-free. even a cinnamon one the kids love. a nutritious cereal that makes everybody happy? like i said, wow. [ male announcer ] chex cereal. five flavors. good
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Jul 11, 2012 2:05am EDT
katie holmes settlement. >> she has been on the cover of this now ten days. the "daily news." >> they finally reached a divorce settlement yesterday afternoon. it was quick. she filed 11 days ago. >> tom just found out three days ago. >> very quick, they issued a joint statement, which usually there's a lot of push and pull before something like this comes out. here's what they say, "we are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter suri's best interests. we want to keep matters affecting our family private, and express our respect for each other's commitment to each other's respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents." >> she was raised catholic and he is a very very vocal scientologyist. she is going to raise suri here in new york and raise her in the faith she grew up in. i don't know. you can't believe some scientology and some christianity. they do not mix. >> she converted to scientology. she talked about how she was raised a catholic but she was interested in the auditing process of scientology and gave a couple of interviews
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Jul 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
tells nbc news a package containing writing from james holmes about killing people. the university confirms it received the package on monday three days after the aurora shooting that killed 12 people. memorial services got under way wednesday for the victims. >> gun violence has become a big topic in presidential politics. president obama says he wants to work with members of both parties to reduce gun violence. mitt romney says changing the laws will not prevent gun-related tragedies like those in colorado. >> trustees of penn state university say unprecedented sanctions handed down last week by the ncaa are unfortunate and difficult but better than the so-called death penalty for the football tram. in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal, penn state was hit with a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl game ban, reduced football scholarship and had to forfeit 112 wins about 30 members of the football team are vowing to stick together and help rebuild the penn state football program. >> the littest on the ongoing jackson family feud. this morning paris jackson tweeted "grandma's he
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Jul 20, 2012 2:05am EDT
beautiful baby. >> that almost looks like katie holmes with suri who is 6 years old. >> well, jay-z is 6'2" and beyonce is 5'6". she lost all her baby weight. >> she opened at atlantic city and she looks great. she's a -- >> a definite like. you've got something to talk about, a festival? >> dear friends of mine have a great camp for the performing arts that they do every summer out in paso robles. august 25th, they are hosting a worship song talent competition. some of the greatest inspirational bands are going to be there. if you think you have written one of the greatest worship songs, inspirational songs of all time, you can make an entry of your song and the top three finalists will perform at the festival. they're going to fly you in. they're going to give you a prize of $2,000. but more importantly than that, it may be done in churches and festivals all over the world. >> you know what's interesting that you bring that up? i decided this week since it's ih ihoda week -- >> cantinas music festival.com. >> is she still talking? >> don't ruin my happy mood today. >> this is impo
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Jul 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> police say 23-year-old james holmes was dressed in full body armor and wearing a gas mask when he burst through an exit door during the premiere of the movie, "the dark knight rises," first tossing two smoke canisters, then opening fire. >> he was going up the stairs and shooting everybody just at random. he didn't have an agenda other than to kill people. >> investigators say he was armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun, and two glock pistols, all purchased legally, and through the internet, holmes had ordered more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition. >> he could have gotten off 50 to 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute. and as far as we know, he was a pretty rapid pace of fire in that theater. >> i need officers on the east side! >> chaos erupted, victims scattered across the theater, others scrambling to try to escape. a horrific scene that rattled even seasoned law officers. >> our cops went through a lot. as i told you this morning, they rushed people out of that theater into police cars. >> when it was over, 12 people were dead, 58 injured. >> he was unlo
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Jul 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
live interview. >>> a ringless katie holmes steps out for the first time since filing for divorce from tom cruise while journalist anderson cooper announces he's gay. we'll have more on big celebrity talkers an discuss them with today's professionals. >>> we begin with sweltering heat and the struggle to restore power to more than a million people. tom costello in bethesda, maryland. good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: good morning. we could have picked any number of neighborhoods from the d.c., maryland, virginia area. the devastation four days after the storm is still really remarkable. an entire tree here in this case shredded. take a look over here. this house has suffered significant damage here. a blue tarp hangs over it. look at the size of the tree literally cut in half by the storm. 1.3 million people are thought to be without power stretching from ohio to the mid-atlantic. the mayor of d.c. is requesting president obama to declare a state of emergency, and there is an all-out mad dash to get everybody connected to power once again. on the national mall this independen
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Jul 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
suspect is identified as a 24-year-old man from the aurora area named james holmes. he was born december 13th of 1987, and authorities don't know much about him. they say he had no military history and the odd thing is that after the shooting he didn't try to escape. he didn't turn the gun on h himself as sometimes happens. he was just standing near that white car, the picture of which you saw a moment ago. that is the car he apparently drove to the theater and was standing there when police came out. he of dressed in black, wearing a bullet proof vest. had a gas mask because of the gas he released in the theater. he told the police his car and apartment were rigged with explosives. they've searched the car. they found no explosives. they're now at his apartment which is about four miles from the theater in aurora, colorado. instead of trying to go through the door just as a precaution, they're entering through the window of the apartment. we saw a moment ago the officers responding to the scene ripping out the frame and the screen of the window so that they can enter that way and this i
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